Woody Allen’s successful comeback film Midnight In Paris got us thinking: if we did end up in the past…would we stay there? The roaring ‘20s were a golden age for innovative and stylish fashion, silent black and white films, and jazz music - everything was new and exciting. But then there’s also the fact they just came out of a devastating World War, which wasn’t so exhilarating. Therefore Topman offers a guide to you; one that will get you dressed, groomed, eating and reading like you're Ernest Hemingway himself (minus the severe depression). You don’t even have to buy a Delorean and get up to 88mph, which is always a plus.
Men's suits back then are pretty much what suits are based on now. They’ve just gotten a bit slimmer, that’s all. Even the poorest of people wore some sort of smart attire back then, so you’ve got no excuse. An example of classic style can be found in the double breasted navy hopsack suit. Traditionally adorned by gangsters in most TV shows and movies, but has always been the epitome of class.
Other popular items that will show off the gentleman lying dormant in you is the Topman Design fur coat, an ideal purchase for your winter wardrobe. A fedora hat is also a welcomed addition to any smart outfit, which if put with some paisley braces, works wonders.
Camden’s Blues Kitchen offers good ol’ fashion Cajun food like gumbo, jambalaya, and soft shell crab burgers, all served in an authentic New Orleans style environment. A fantastic place for a gig too, as big names such as Pete Doherty, Tribes and Blur’s Damon Albarn have performed in the intimate setting.
Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast is an absolute spellbinding account of a Paris we all want to visit. Not a major story within the book, just an account of a man reliving the start of his legendary writing career with the likes of other icons such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Laden with some of the greatest descriptions ever, you can almost smell the coffee, baguettes and frogs. Ahh, trés bien.
Whether you’re fully shaved or have a neatly trimmed moustache, every man must know the pleasure of a proper grooming session. Murdock in Shoreditch offer a great shave, haircut and other masculine essentials (which they do in dashing attire; waistcoats and all). However, we can’t always have a fancy shave in a shop. For those other times, visit our grooming section for alternative affordable luxuries, such as shaving gel, body spray, and our fine premium fragrance - Distil.